Fundamental Rights / Civil Liberties

German SPD says outcome uncertain for impending government talks

German SPD says outcome uncertain for impending government talks

Published 08/12/2017

Social Democratic Party (SPD) members vote during an SPD party convention in Berlin, Germany, December 7, 2017. REUTERS/Fabrizio BenschBERLIN (Reuters) - A senior member of [more…]

Civil rights pioneer to eschew museum opening after Trump says will attend

Civil rights pioneer to eschew museum opening after Trump says will attend

Published 08/12/2017

Congressman John Lewis addresses supporters of Democrat Jon Ossoff as they wait for the poll numbers to come in for Georgia's 6th Congressional District special [more…]

Australian lawmaker proposes to same-sex partner on floor of parliament

Australian lawmaker proposes to same-sex partner on floor of parliament

Published 04/12/2017

MELBOURNE (Reuters) - An Australian conservative politician on Monday proposed to his long-term partner on the floor of parliament, ahead of the expected passage of [more…]

Bounce for Australian PM as voters tire of leadership roundabout

Bounce for Australian PM as voters tire of leadership roundabout

Published 04/12/2017

Australia's Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull attends the APEC Economic Leaders' Meeting in Danang, Vietnam November 11, 2017. REUTERS/Jorge SilvaSYDNEY (Reuters) - Embattled Australian Prime Minister [more…]

Two American tourists fined in Thailand for ‘butt selfie’ at temple

Two American tourists fined in Thailand for ‘butt selfie’ at temple

Published 29/11/2017

Thai authorities have fined two American tourists for public indecency for posing for a "butt selfie" in front of a famous Buddhist temple, police said on Wednesday. [more…]

Vietnam court jails blogger for seven years for ‘propaganda’ over spill

Vietnam court jails blogger for seven years for ‘propaganda’ over spill

Published 27/11/2017

A court in Vietnam jailed a blogger on Monday for seven years for "conducting propaganda against the state", the latest action against a critic of the one-party state. [more…]

Turkish police detain academic in Kurdish militant probe: agency

Turkish police detain academic in Kurdish militant probe: agency

Published 27/11/2017

ISTANBUL (Reuters) - Turkish counter-terror police detained 10 people including academic Fikret Baskaya early on Monday in an operation targeting members of the Kurdistan Workers [more…]

Ousted Zimbabwe finance minister hospitalized: lawyer

Ousted Zimbabwe finance minister hospitalized: lawyer

Published 24/11/2017

FILE PHOTO: Finance Minister Ignatius Chombo speaks at a rally of the ruling ZANU PF party in Harare, Zimbabwe November 8, 2017. REUTERS/Philimon Bulawayo/File PhotoJOHANNESBURG [more…]

U.S. calls Myanmar moves against Rohingya ‘ethnic cleansing’

U.S. calls Myanmar moves against Rohingya ‘ethnic cleansing’

Published 22/11/2017

The United States on Wednesday called the Myanmar military operation against the Rohingya population "ethnic cleansing" and threatened targeted sanctions against those responsible for what it called "horrendous atrocities." [more…]

U.S. hopes to pressure Myanmar to permit Rohingya repatriation

U.S. hopes to pressure Myanmar to permit Rohingya repatriation

Published 22/11/2017

Rohingya refugee children struggle as they wait to receive food outside the distribution center at Palong Khali refugee camp near Cox's Bazar, Bangladesh, November 17, [more…]